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The Walled Garden at Manor Heath Park

Contact details

  • Manor Heath Road, Savile Park, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 OEB
  • 01422 365631

Information on The Walled Garden at Manor Heath Park

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  • Adventure & Leisure
  • Culture & Heritage
  • Family
  • Parks & Gardens
  • Pet friendly
  • Walking Friendly
  • Wildlife & Nature

Open all year round, Manor Heath Park’s Walled garden is part of this nineteen acre Green Flag Award and Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award winning park.

The Walled Garden was once used to grow flowers, fruit and vegetables for the former Manor Heath Mansion (you can read about the history of Manor Heath Park and the Mansion here) and is today used to demonstrate different types of gardening techniques of topical interest and bedding plant trials for Calderdale’s parks.

There are several sections in the walled garden:

The Container Garden demonstrates the different ways of displaying plants in pots and hanging baskets.

The Alpine Mint Walk. Enjoy the fragrance of the Corsican Mint planted between the paving stones. Bees and insects love the small blue flowers during the summer.

The Rock Garden is made from local sandstone and planted with specialist alpines and bulbs.

Herbaceous Borders using traditional plants for a magnificent summer flowering display.

Prairie Planting. A bed specially designed and planted with grasses and some herbaceous perennials for very low maintenance i.e. no staking and only trimming back in spring. The coloured grasses and seed heads last right through the autumn and into winter.

The Necklace Garden boasts tradtional plants and old-fashioned roses growing in a formal setting.

The Winter Garden features plants of winter interest including flowers, stems, foliage and berries; to illustrate how gardens can still be attractive in winter.

The Mediterranean Garden shows how plants normally found in the Med can be grown in Calderdale, with plenty of ideas for plants to grow in domestic gardens for the water conscious gardener. The gravel garden shows plants that will survive in hot, dry  places.

Exhibition English Garden This professional design gives colour and texture throughout the growing season with many unusual plants and bulbs.

Demonstration Beds. Watch out in summer for trials of new varieties of bedding plants and bedding schemes. If successful, some will be put into practice in flower beds across Calderdale. The Dahlias and Chrysanthemums are grown in the summer by volunteer growers who grow to show standards. We are very fortunate to have them helping us out and we thank them for the time they spend here.

Rose Walk and Plummery. Enjoy the shade of the willow tunnel and rose walk; see the craftsmanship in the curved dry stone walls built from recycled stone. The Victoria Plum Trees were donated by members of the public. 

Educational and school visits covering all stages of the national curriculaum can be arranged. Prior booking is essential, please phone Manor Heath on 01422 365631 or email parks@calderdale.gov.uk for more details. 

When visiting the Walled Garden, you can also visit  The Jungle Experience and refresh with a cuppa and cake at The Flutterbites Cafe.

Entrance to the Walled Garden and Mnaor Heath Park is FREE. 

All year round opening times for the Walled Garden are:

Opening time:10 am every day.

Closing times: last entry 3.30pm, closed 3.45pm every day except Friday.

Friday closing: last entry 3pm and closed 3.15pm.

Educational visits to Manor Heath for schools covering the national curriculum can be arranged by Phoning 01422 365631 or emailing parks@calderdale.gov.uk. Booking is essential.